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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act High Growth and Emerging Industries Grants Information Collection

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The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the submission of the information collection request (ICR) sponsored by the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) titled, “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) High Growth and Emerging Industries (HGEI) Grants Information Collection,” to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Public Law 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35.

 

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Submit comments on or before November 12, 2010.

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A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained from the RegInfo.gov Web site, http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or sending an e-mail to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

Submit comments about this request to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Telephone: 202-395-6881/Fax: 202-395-5806 (these are not toll-free numbers), e-mail: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov.

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Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by e-mail at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

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The DOL is seeking OMB reauthorization of the information collection sponsored by the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) titled, “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) High Growth and Emerging Industries (HGEI) Grants Information Collection.

President Obama signed the ARRA into law by on February 17, 2009. Among other funding directed to the DOL, the ARRA provides $750 million for a program of competitive grants for worker training and placement in high growth and emerging industries, the ARRA HGEI grants. It is critical to record the impact of these ARRA resources, current information on participants in these grants, and the services provided to them. Therefore, to obtain comprehensive information on participants served by and services provided with ARRA resources, DOL proposes an extension with revisions of an information collection set for ARRA HGEI grantees.

The ARRA HGEI Grants information collection constitutes an information collection within the meaning of the PRA. Under the PRA, a Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it is currently approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB control number. Furthermore, the public is generally not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if the collection of information does not display a currently valid OMB control number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6.

The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under OMB Control Number 1205-0478. The current OMB approval is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2010. For additional information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on May 17, 2010 (75 FR 27584).

Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information andRegulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to ensure the appropriate consideration, comments should reference OMB Control Number 1220-0032. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that:

  • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of theagency, including whether the information will have practical utility;
  • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
  • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and
  • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

Agency: Employment and Training Administration.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Title of Collection: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) High Growth and Emerging Industries (HGEI) Grants Information Collection.

Form Numbers: ETA-9153.

OMB Control Number: 1205-0478.

Affected Public: Private sector (business or other for-profits and not-for-profit institutions) and individuals or households.

Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 77,411.

Total Estimated Number of Responses: 78,772.

Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 164,680.

Total Estimated Annual Costs Burden:$0.

Dated: October 4, 2010.

Michel Smyth,

Departmental Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 2010-25445 Filed 10-8-10; 8:45 am]

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